tools, with sharp cutting edges are less likely to bind and are easier to control.
Check for misalignment or binding of moving parts, breakage of parts, and any
other condition that may affect the tools operation. If damaged, have the tool
serviced before using. Many accidents are caused by poorly maintained tools.
Use only accessories that are recommended by the manufacturer for your model.
Accessories that may be suitable for one tool, may become hazardous when used on
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Tool service must be performed only by qualified repair personnel. Service or
maintenance performed by unqualified personnel could result in a risk of injury.
When servicing a tool, use only identical replacement parts. Follow instructions in
the Maintenance section of this manual. Use of unauthorized parts or failure to follow
Maintenance Instructions may create a risk of electric shock or injury.
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WARNING: Some dust created by power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling, and
other construction activities contains chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Some examples of these chemicals are:
lead from lead-based paints,
crystalline silica from bricks and cement and other masonry products, and
arsenic and chromium from chemically-treated lumber (CCA).
BEFORE RETURNING THIS PRODUCT
FOR ANY REASON PLEASE CALL
Your risk from these exposures varies, depending on how often you do this type of work. To
reduce your exposure to these chemicals: work in a well ventilated area, and work with
approved safety equipment, such as those dust masks that are specially designed to filter out
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Avoid prolonged contact with dust from power sanding, sawing, grinding, drilling,
and other construction activities. Wear protective clothing and wash exposed areas
with soap and water. Allowing dust to get into your mouth, eyes, or lay on the skin may
promote absorption of harmful chemicals.
IF YOU SHOULD HAVE A QUESTION OR
EXPERIENCE A PROBLEM WITH YOUR
BLACK & DECKER PRODUCT,
WARNING: Use of this tool can generate and/or disburse dust, which may cause serious
and permanent respiratory or other injury. Always use NIOSH/OSHA approved respiratory
protection appropriate for the dust exposure. Direct particles away from face and body.
BEFOREYOU CALL, HAVETHE FOLLOWING INFORMATIONAVAILABLE, CATALOG No.,TYPE
No., AND DATE CODE (e.g. 0130M). IN MOSTCASES,ABLACK & DECKER
REPRESENTATIVE CAN RESOLVEYOUR PROBLEM OVERTHE PHONE. IFYOU HAVEA
SUGGESTION OR COMMENT, GIVE USACALL.
CAUTION: Wear appropriate hearing protection during use. Under some conditions
and duration of use, noise from this product may contribute to hearing loss.
First Aid Measures for Gel Components (FS600G Only)
If gel within the comfort grip becomes exposed and results in skin contact wash with soap
and water; for eye contact, flush with flowing water. If swallowed, seek medical attention.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) available from 1-800-544-6986.
YOUR FEEDBACK IS VITALTO BLACK & DECKER.
The label on your tool may include the following symbols.
KEY INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Never operate the sander without recommended
sandpaper properly installed on the base.
no........................no load speed
.........................Class II Construction
.........................safety alert symbol
Do not push down—let the sander do the work.
Extended drywall sanding is not recommended.
.../min ..................revolutions or
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
VEA EL ESPAÑOL EN LA CONTRAPORTADA.
INSTRUCTIVO DE OPERACIÓN, CENTROS DE SERVICIO Y
PÓLIZA DE GARANTÍA. ADVERTENCIA: LÉASE ESTE
INSTRUCTIVO ANTES DE USAR EL PRODUCTO.
Cat. No.. FS520, FS540, FS600G
Form No. 487931-00
Printed in China (MAY-05)
Copyright © 2005 Black & Decker
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Keep your work area clean and well lit. Cluttered benches and dark areas invite
Safety Warnings and Instructions: Sanders
Do not operate power tools in explosive atmospheres, such as in the presence of
flammable liquids, gases, or dust. Power tools create sparks which may ignite the dust
• ALWAYS WEAR EYE AND RESPIRATORY PROTECTION.
• Clean your tool out periodically.
Keep bystanders, children, and visitors away while operating a power tool.
Other Important Safety Warnings and Instructions
Distractions can cause you to lose control.
When using an extension cord, be sure to use one heavy enough to carry the current your
product will draw. An undersized cord will cause a drop in line voltage resulting in loss of
power and overheating. The following table shows the correct size to use depending on cord
length and nameplate ampere rating. If in doubt, use the next heavier gage. The smaller the
gage number, the heavier the cord.
Double insulated tools are equipped with a polarized plug (one blade is wider than
the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit
fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician to install a polarized outlet. Do not change the plug in any way. Double
eliminates the need for the three wire grounded power cord and grounded
power supply system.
Minimum Gage for Cord Sets
Avoid body contact with grounded surfaces such as pipes, radiators, ranges and
refrigerators. There is an increased risk of electric shock if your body is grounded.
Don’t expose power tools to rain or wet conditions. Water entering a power tool will
increase the risk of electric shock.
Total Length of Cord in Feet
More Not more
Do not abuse the cord. Never use the cord to carry the tools or pull the plug from an
outlet. Keep cord away from heat, oil, sharp edges or moving parts. Replace
damaged cords immediately. Damaged cords increase the risk of electric shock.
When operating a power tool outside, use an outdoor extension cord marked "W-A"
or "W". These cords are rated for outdoor use and reduce the risk of electric shock.
American Wire Gage
Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating a power
tool. Do not use tool while tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or
medication. A moment of inattention while operating power tools may result in serious
Lead based Paint
Sanding of lead based paint is NOT RECOMMENDED due to the difficulty of controlling the
contaminated dust. The greatest danger of lead poisoning is to children and pregnant
Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry. Contain long hair. Keep your
hair, clothing, and gloves away from moving parts. Loose clothing, jewelry, or long hair
can be caught in moving parts. Air vents may cover moving parts and should be avoided.
Avoid accidental starting. Be sure switch is off before plugging in. Carrying tools with
your finger on the switch or plugging in tools that have the switch on invites accidents.
Remove adjusting keys or wrenches before turning the tool on. A wrench or key that is
left attached to a rotating part of the tool may result in personal injury.
Since it is difficult to identify whether or not a paint contains lead without a chemical analysis,
we recommend the following precautions when sanding any paint:
No children or pregnant women should enter the work area where the paint sanding is
being done until all clean up is completed.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at all times. Proper footing and
balance enables better control of the tool in unexpected situations.
A dust mask or respirator should be worn by all persons entering the work area. The filter
should be replaced daily or whenever the wearer has difficulty breathing.
NOTE: Only those dust masks suitable for working with lead paint dust and fumes should
be used. Ordinary painting masks do not offer this protection. See your local hardware
dealer for the proper (NIOSH approved) mask.
Use safety equipment. Always wear eye protection. Dust mask, non-skid safety shoes,
hard hat, or hearing protection must be used for appropriate conditions.
Tool Use and Care
Use clamps or other practical way to secure and support the workpiece to a stable
platform. Holding the work by hand or against your body is unstable and may lead to loss
• NO EATING, DRINKING or SMOKING should be done in the work area to prevent
ingesting contaminated paint particles. Workers should wash and clean up BEFORE
eating, drinking or smoking. Articles of food, drink, or smoking should not be left in the work
area where dust would settle on them.
Do not force tool. Use the correct tool for your application. The correct tool will do the
job better and safer at the rate for which it is designed.
Do not use tool if switch does not turn it on or off. Any tool that cannot be controlled
with the switch is dangerous and must be repaired.
Paint should be removed in such a manner as to minimize the amount of dust generated.
Areas where paint removal is occurring should be sealed with plastic sheeting of 4 mils
Disconnect the plug from the power source before making any adjustments,
changing accessories, or storing the tool. Such preventative safety measures reduce
the risk of starting the tool accidentally.
Sanding should be done in a manner to reduce tracking of paint dust outside the work
Store idle tools out of reach of children and other untrained persons. Tools are
dangerous in the hands of untrained users.
Maintain tools with care. Keep cutting tools sharp and clean. Properly maintained